A well-regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
No lawyer has fought harder for the Second Amendment or Firearm Rights and Hunting than Thomas C. “Doc” Miller. While in law school in 1990, Doc Miller studied the law of concealed weapon permits and filed a lawsuit demanding that local Colorado police officials, and especially the Denver Police Department, to stop their arbitrary and capricious denial of concealed weapon permits. The lawsuit resulted in the landmark decision in Miller v. Colliers where concealed weapon permits were opened to the citizens of Colorado, and ultimately the United States of America.
You need a lawyer if a permit or firearm purchase is denied.
Anyone with an unblemished background can obtain a concealed weapon permit from a Colorado Sheriff without the help of a lawyer. When a purchase or permit is denied, you need a lawyer to determine the reason for the denial, the corrective measures that can be taken to obtain an approval, or the truth that a conviction or other blemish in a person’s record prohibits the purchase, ownership, or possession of a firearm.
You have options. Colorado provides three primary means of clearing your history to restore civil rights which include firearms, hunting, and concealed weapon permits.
The options include:
Expunging a Juvenile Record, Sealing a Criminal Record, or Seeking Pardon.
Most purchase or permit denials can be resolved through expunging a juvenile record or sealing an adult criminal record. Too often federal statutes interfere with the rehabilitation of the citizen and require a lot of effort to restore rights. It can be done, and Doc Miller does it.
Criminal Defense and the 2nd Amendment
Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 18, Chapter 12, Parts I and II
If you have been charged with ANY crime related to a gun, you know you need a lawyer. Charges go from felony to misdemeanor real fast, and any contact with a firearm while on bail will result in a serious legal problem. You have too much at stake to walk into a courtroom without a lawyer when charged with a gun related crime. Your lawyer better know something about guns and law.
CRS 18-12-201 et. seq. provides the law for issuing concealed weapon permits and C.R.S. 18-12-101 et. seq. provides the offenses that violate laws relating to firearms.
- UNLAWFULLY CARRYING and UNLAWFUL POSSESSION: C.R.S. 18-12-102, 18-12-105 and 18-12-105.5.
- CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS and VIOLATIONS, C.R.S. 18-12-101- 112, C.R.S. 18-2-216, and C.R.S. 18-3-301-303.
- FIREARM, HUNTING, AND CIVIL RIGHTS,C.R.S. 18-12-112, C.R.S. 24-33.5-424 and C.R.S. 33-1-101 through C.R.S. 33-15-114
- RESTORATION OF FIREARM RIGHTS and PURSHASE DENIALS,C.R.S. 24-33.5-424 and C.R.S. 18-12-112.
- FIREARM TRUSTS, Doc Miller also prepares firearm trusts for transfer of guns from generation to generation without state and federal confiscation.